Lake Charles, LA –
On April 28 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives, who belong to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce, received a tip from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to Jimmy C. Prestridge II, 47, Hornebeck, who was currently staying in Calcasieu Parish.
During the investigation detectives discovered Prestridge was in possession of 150 files containing known child sexual assault material. After further investigation, on June 13, detectives issued a warrant for Prestridge’s arrest.
Prestridge, who is currently incarcerated at the Grant Parish Detention Facility on unrelated charges, is charged with 150 counts of pornography involving juveniles. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $600,000.
The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.
CPSO Special Victims Unit Detective Alexander Vincent is the lead investigator on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
NOTE: Due to Prestridge not being booked into the CCC we do not have a mugshot.